Saturday, October 27, 2012
Street Dogs: G.O.P. (2012)
When I highlighted this single a few weeks ago I just said, "Boston's The Street Dogs re-purpose Menace's classic, 'G.L.C.' to attack the class-warriors of the GOP". Since then I've got to hear the whole single (a pounding live version of "Not Without a Purpose takes up the B-side). I also got to read about how The Street Dogs, led by original Dropkick Murphys lead singer Mike McColgan, and their label Pirate Press have been distributing this as free flexi-disc in the swing states and have been documenting their efforts at thegopisfullofshit.com.
While the band have made a point of stating that their motivation here is more anti-G.O.P. then pro-Democrat, the message that the reactionary right's crazies must be must be resisted fiercely is clear as hell. It's also great to see how united Massachusetts is in wanting to make sure that their countrymen don't repeat their error of electing Mitt Romney under the false pretenses of moderation.